Base­ment Bro will be anx­ious to get off mark

Caernarfon Herald - - SPORT -

BRO Ffes­tin­iog aim to get off the mark for the sea­son when they en­ter­tain Bethesda in Di­vi­sion One North this Satur­day.

Cur­rently bot­tom af­ter straight losses, Bro were whipped 64-5 at home by Nant Conwy in their opener, but fared much bet­ter last week­end in a 20-12 re­verse at Dol­gel­lau.

The Quar­ry­men led 12-8 at half time and it took a big ef­fort in the fi­nal quar­ter for Dol to turn the ta­bles.

Five min­utes in, Bro scrum-half Mathew Hay­den broke free deep into Dol­gel­lau ter­ri­tory. How­ever, he was robbed by home prop Dan Bra­zier at the break­down and he found cen­tre Dy­lan Evans, who broke through sev­eral tack­les to sprint clear to touch down. Five min­utes later Dol­gel­lau stand-off Ger­wyn Thomas kicked a penalty.

Bro then dom­i­nated as their for­wards gained as­cen­dancy.

Af­ter 15 min­utes a driv­ing maul saw flanker Llion Kerry crash over for the try, Huw James con­vert­ing.

Bro’s for­wards pounded away and on 28 min­utes the ball was spun wide to cen­tre Aron Asp­den to go over to give the visi­tors a de­served 12-8 lead at the in­ter­val.

Bro con­tin­ued to boss it at the start of the sec­ond pe­riod, but Dol­gel­lau brought on props Huw Jones and Dewi Pugh and their pres­ence had im­me­di­ate ef­fect.

From a scrum 10 me­tres out, Dol­gel­lau scrum-half Jac Roberts set up Evans for his sec­ond try, Thomas im­prov­ing with the boot to give the hosts a slen­der 15-12 lead.

It was the home eight that now be­gan to dom­i­nate and wing Ger­wyn Pugh, flanker Danny Evans and No8 Dy­lan Llewe­lyn were all thwarted short of the try line.

How­ever, they clinched the match with four min­utes re­main­ing, as Thomas’ mag­nif­i­cent cross­field kick was glee­fully gath­ered by left wing Rhys Lewis to go over.

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